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February 20, 2005

A weekly briefing on the economic calendar

Event of the week

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday releases the Consumer Price Index and core CPI for January. The CPI for December was up 0.2 percent, and consensus estimates are for the inflation indicator to edge up the same amount in January.

Tuesday

Consumer confidence report for February.

Earnings reports: Domino's Pizza, Federated Department Stores, Home Depot, Hormel Food, Omnicom, Smithfield Foods, Westwood One, Jackson Hewitt, Novell

Wednesday

Earnings reports: Cablevision, Dollar Tree, Lowe's, Martha Stewart, MCI, Nextel Partners, William Cos., World Wrestling Entertainment.

Thursday

Durable goods orders for January

Earnings reports: Edison International, Host Marriott, J.C. Penney, Limited, Safeway, Staples, Viacom, Gap, H&R Block, Kohl's

Friday

Preliminary gross domestic product numbers for the fourth quarter; existing-home sales for January.

Earnings reports: Clear Channel

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